Ellie Dumerauf, Therapist in Illinois — Zencare
Ellie  Dumerauf

Ellie Dumerauf


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Illinois Accepting Online
Updated June 14, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks / panic disorder
  • Performance anxiety
  • Social anxiety
  • Climate anxiety
  • Worry

Professional statement

Living with symptoms that feel overwhelming can rupture confidence in yourself and in your ability to handle life's challenges. Ellie Dumerauf's goal is to help clients repair and deepen this trust in themselves over the course of therapy. No matter how great the challenges, Ellie believes that we are all capable of growth and healing. As your therapist, she will walk beside you in this process. She will help you rediscover and build upon your unique strengths, voice, spark and purpose.

Ellie believes that you are the expert on your own situation and experiences, and she aims to understand each clients' unique perspective without making assumptions or jumping to conclusions. Ellie is affirming of all sexual orientations and gender identifies. She strives to be antiracist, to be an advocate, and to practice cultural humility in her clinical practice (and in all aspects of life). She is also affirming of all spiritual and religious orientations.

Ellie specializes in treating trauma, mood disorders (PMDD, depression, bipolar disorder), anxiety, psychosis, and OCD. In addition to psychodynamic talk therapy, she is also educated in mind-body approaches including somatic experiencing and EFT.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Panic attacks / panic disorder - Brief, intense periods of overwhelming fear or anxiety

Performance anxiety - Underperforming, due exclusively to anxiety

Social anxiety - Helping clients increase confidence and ability to interact with others amidst fear of being judged, worry about embarrassment, or concern about offending others

Climate anxiety - Coping with the unique stress created by climate change, including managing any overwhelming feelings of impending disaster and finding outlets for advocacy

Worry - Learning how worry shows up in one’s life and exploring how worry impacts daily life, relationships, and wellbeing; developing coping skills to mitigate the impacts of worry


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Teenagers (13-18)


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $100 (60min)


Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Illinois: 149.023033